Cognitive Science Event Slated for January 28

Professor Bram van Heuveln, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Cognitive Science, will go over the latest news and information regarding the Cognitive Science B.S. program, and opportunities for undergraduates to do independent study or research with any of the research labs or groups.

RPI Dance Team Auditions Scheduled for February 1

Sunday, February 1, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mueller Center
Description: The RPI Dance Team is holding auditions. Interested students should plan to attend. There is no cost to audition for the team, but club fees apply to those students who make the team. Auditions will be held in the Mueller Center upstairs dance studio. For more information, please contact

Study Abroad Information Session to be Held January 29

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union Room 3502
Description: The Office of International Programs will be holding an information session for students who wish to learn more about the available international programs and opportunities. Students who want to study abroad in the fall 2015 semester are strongly encouraged to attend. Program options and application procedures will be reviewed, and students will have an opportunity to ask questions.

"Global Health in Numb3rs" Presentation Scheduled for February 4

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium
Description: Dr. N. L. "Shasha" Jumbe G'97, Senior Program Officer at the Gates Foundation, will discuss why is it so difficult to translate science and technologies that have improved public health in wealthy countries into solutions that equitably improve lives around the world. He will also describe how engineering, quantitative sciences and international aid communities can adopt data-driven systems approaches to improve global health in ways that can be sustained. Reception to follow from 2:30 to 3:00 pm.

UPAC Cinema to Present "Kate and Leopold"

Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: DCC 308
Description: Screenings at 7:00pm, 9:30pm, and 12:00am in DCC 308. All showings are $2.50.

Shelnutt Gallery to Host "Art & Soul Abstractions" Exhibit

Monday, February 2, 2015 12:00 AM - Fri , February 6, 2015 12:00 AM
Where: Rensselaer Union Room 3606 (Shelnutt Gallery)
Description: To honor Black History Month, visit the Shelnutt Gallery in the Rensselaer Student Union for the "Art & Soul Abstractions" exhibit, which is co-sponsored with the Black Students Alliance.

"Conducting Performance Reviews" Topic of HR Professional Development Seminar

Friday, February 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Description: The formal performance review can be an extremely powerful tool for the performance leader. The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with skills and tools to conduct a performance review that focuses on major responsibilities, opportunities for improvement, and developmental needs.

Young Actors Guild Program to Become a Program of Summer, Outreach and Advanced Professional Studies at Rensselaer

The Young Actors Guild (YAG) is being integrated into the programming serving Summer@Rensselaer youth audiences effective February 1, 2015. 

ISE Seminar to be Held January 28

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: JEC 3117
Description: In this seminar, entitled "Stochastic Models to Optimize Biomanufacturing Operations," Tugce Martagan of the University of Wisconsin Madison will describe how biomanufacturing methods use live cells, such as bacteria or insect cells, to manufacture vaccines and proteins. The use of live cells introduces several operational challenges, including uncertainty in yield and quality, random batch failures, and challenges in meeting specific customer requirements for engineer-to-order drugs. In this two-part talk, Martagan presents models to reduce costs and lead times in biomanufacturing.

Weight Watchers Open House Slated for January 29

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union, Mother's
Description: RPI members will be hosting a potluck during the WW Open House meeting. Please come and sample some delicious weight-conscious recipes!